16 Mar 2017

Q&O: What should I see this week?

It’s the post-Oscar-season slump, when studios typically dump their trash into theaters. If I have an itch to go to the movies, what’s actually worth seeing?

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03 Mar 2017

Reflections on Scorsese’s Silence

I’ve been teaching a 17-week online film course for high school students. My students read Through a Screen Darkly, keep reading journals where they respond to what they read, participate in a private Facebook group discussion about film interpretation, watch a wide variety of movies, and write reviews of them. One

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27 Feb 2017

Jesca Hoop’s faith frustrations

Perhaps you’ve been around long enough to remember when, in the late ’80s, Leslie Phillips released an album called The Turning.  It was a life-changing experience for me, hearing her bravely sing about how she couldn’t reconcile her faith-born questions with the judgmental certainties of Christian fundamentalism. The Turning was the prelude

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24 Feb 2017

Inspiring lovers in an uninspired movie

David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike make A United Kingdom worth seeing.

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